Symposium celebrates value of Hoosier journalism

Photos by Clark Hadley The Indiana High School Press Association held its annual First Amendment Symposium at the Indiana Statehouse yesterday, celebrating the state’s best in scholastic and professional journalism. ...

Symposium program available

The full program for the 2018 First Amendment Symposium is now available by clicking here. The event is Wednesday, March 7 and begins at 10:30 a.m. in the south atrium of ...

Five finalists named for journalist of the year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2018 The Indiana High School Press Association is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 Indiana High School Journalist of the Year Award. While ...


Journalist of the Year application available

Anyone interested in applying for Student Journalist of the Year should visit ...

Bill protecting student journalists submitted

Rep. Ed Clere, R-New Albany, filed HB 1016, protections for student journalists, ...

IHSPA membership form now available online

Now that everyone has taken care of their beginning-of-the-year forms, here’s one ...

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Hoosier students, advisers deserve better

By Ryan Gunterman IHSPA Executive Director They deserve better than this. Hoosier student journalists and their teachers deserve better than what the Indiana House of Representatives did to them the evening of Feb. 5. They deserve better than the fear mongering by the associations representing principals, superintendents and school boards while lobbying those legislators. They […]

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Student press freedom bill defeated

By Quinn Fitzgerald INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would have extended First Amendment press freedoms to Indiana middle and high school students died in the House Monday. The vote was 47-45 in favor of House Bill 1016, authored by Rep. Ed Clere, R-New Albany, but failed because it didn’t get the required 51 votes […]

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Indiana should pick students over censorship

The following testimony was given during the Indiana House Education Committee hearing Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Good afternoon. My name is Ryan Gunterman, and I am the executive director of the Indiana High School Press Association, a 95-year-old scholastic journalism organization at Franklin College. I am here to advocate for HB 1016 on behalf of […]

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